SCRIPTWORK

Units

Curriculum units under “Scriptwork” include anything that deals directly with the text of a play or devised piece. Playwriting, devising, dramaturgy, directing, script analysis, etc. all fall under this category.

Interpretation in Narratives by Meredith Walsh

Students will demonstrate their understanding of interpretation in a personal narrative by writing a detailed narrative based on a given image and presenting their work in character.

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Writing a Short Play by Macy Hanson

Students will demonstrate their understanding of playwriting principles by writing a short play.

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Directing: Adapted Fairytale Scenes by Casey Greenwood

Students will demonstrate their understanding of a director’s role in a production by adapting and directing for the stage a 5-7 minute scene from a fairytale.

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Playwriting Unit by Jennifer Ansted

Students will demonstrate an ability to create an original story with believable characters and dialogue by writing and revising an original ten-minute scene.

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Storytelling for Actors by Kristen Leinbach

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the elements of storytelling by performing their personal story for the class and writing a reflection.

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Medieval Theatre by Beth Lowe

Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of Medieval Theatre, playwriting, and getting a play up on its feet by participating in discussions, taking a quiz, writing a play, and performing a play.

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Once upon a Fairytale by Adele Gabriel

Students will demonstrate their understanding of the basic concepts of playwriting by writing adapting a fairy tale.

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Children’s Theatre by Katherine Gee

Objective: Student’s will demonstrate their understanding of the aspects of children’s theatre by writing and performing a small play based on a fairy tale to elementary school children.

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Socially Responsible Theatre by Carlie Madsen

Objective: Students will demonstrate an understanding of theatre for social change by performing an adapted fairytale that targets problems elementary students face.

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Puppetry and Voicework by Amanda Von Der Lohe

Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to develop a character voice in addition to using a puppet by making a sock puppet and performing a puppet show using an original script they have written.

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Advanced Playwriting by Bradley Moss

Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of dramatic text and their ability to create character, relationship, dialogue, and action by writing original 10 to 15 minute long scripts.

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Script Analysis using Aristotle’s Six Elements of Drama by Carlie Parkinson Madsen

Objective: Students will demonstrate their knowledge of the Six Elements of Drama by analyzing a film. ** This unit was originally written to culminate in a film analysis, but can be used with a theatre production analysis just as easily

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French Neo-classical Theatre by Meagan Wright

Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of French Neoclassical playwriting by taking a comprehensive assessment and stage reading their final script.

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Dramaturgy by Jennie Pardoe

Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of Dramaturgy by leading a research-based discussion on either a scene or a film clip.

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Dramaturgy Work by Anne Flinders

Objective: Students will demonstrate ability to research cultural and historical information and analyze context in a dramatic text by creating a dramaturgical casebook for a short one-act play.

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Director’s Concept in Directing by Christina Swiss

Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to follow through with a directing concept by staging a two to three minute silent scene with music, costumes, and color to support their concept.

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Directing by Shawnda Moss

UNIT OBJECTIVE: The students will demonstrate their directing skills by creating a director’s book and directing a one-act play of their choice.

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Devised Theatre by Megan Powell

Objective: Students will demonstrate their ability to understand devised theatre and its process by creating a devised theatre piece to tour to elementary schools.

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Storybook Scenes by Kirsten King

Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of the principles of acting in a scene by writing, rehearsing, and performing a 4-5 minute storybook scene.

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Elements of Storytelling for Improvisation by Lela Bayne

Description: This unit was created for Improvisation class students; grades 9-12. No previous experience necessary. All lessons are 55 minutes long. This is the first unit of the improvisation class, taking place after the first day of class has passed.   Educational Objective: Students will share their ability to tell a convincing and entertaining beginning-level ...

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Silent Film Acting — Movement Unit by Kirsten King

Objective: Students will demonstrate their understanding of nonverbal communication by planning, recording, and presenting silent films.

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